Patent applications to the EPO by priority year, international patent classification (IPC) sections, classes and coastal regions

  • Dimensions

    • Unit of measure
      • Nominal GDP in billion euro
      • Number
      • Per million inhabitants
    • International patent classification (IPC)
      • Agriculture; forestry; animal husbandry; hunting; trapping; fishing
      • Aircraft; aviation; cosmonautics
      • Ammunition; blasting
      • Animal or vegetable oils, fats, fatty substances or waxes; fatty acids therefrom; detergents; candles
      • Basic electric elements
      • Basic electronic circuitry
      • Biochemistry; beer; spirits; wine; vinegar; microbiology; enzymology; mutation or genetic engineering
      • Bookbinding; albums; files; special printed matter
      • Braiding; lace-making; knitting; trimmings; non-woven fabrics
      • Building
      • Butchering; meat treatment; processing poultry or fish
      • Casting; powder metallurgy
      • Cements; concrete; artificial stone; ceramics; refractories
      • Centrifugal apparatus or machines for carrying-out physical or chemical processes
      • Checking-devices
      • Cleaning
      • Coating metallic material; coating material with metallic material; chemical surface treatment; diffusion treatment of metallic material; coating by vacuum evaporation, by sputtering, by ion implantation or by chemical vapour deposition, in general; inhibiting corrosion of metallic material or incrustation in general
      • Combustion apparatus; combustion processes
      • Combustion engines; hot-gas or combustion-product engine plants
      • Computing; calculating; counting
      • Construction of roads, railways, or bridges
      • Controlling; regulating
      • Conveying; packing; storing; handling thin or filamentary material
      • Crushing, pulverising, or disintegrating; preparatory treatment of grain for milling
      • Decorative arts
      • Disposal of solid waste; reclamation of contaminated soil
      • Doors, windows, shutters, or roller blinds, in general; ladders
      • Drying
      • Dyes; paints; polishes; natural resins; adhesives; compositions not otherwise provided for; applications of materials not otherwise provided for
      • Earth or rock drilling; mining
      • Educating; cryptography; display; advertising; seals
      • Electric communication technique
      • Electric techniques not otherwise provided for
      • Electrolytic or electrophoretic processes; apparatus therefor
      • Engineering elements or units; general measures for producing and maintaining effective functioning of machines or installations; thermal insulation in general
      • Fertilisers; manufacture thereof
      • Fluid-pressure actuators; hydraulics or pneumatics in general
      • Foods or foodstuffs; their treatment, not covered by other classes
      • Footwear
      • Furnaces; kilns; ovens; retorts
      • Furniture; domestic articles or appliances; coffee mills; spice mills; suction cleaners in general
      • Generating or transmitting mechanical vibrations in general
      • Generation, conversion, or distribution of electric power
      • Glass; mineral or slag wool
      • Grinding; polishing
      • Haberdashery; jewellery
      • Hand cutting tools; cutting; severing
      • Hand or travelling articles
      • Hand tools; portable power-driven tools; handles for hand implements; workshop equipment; manipulators
      • Heat exchange in general
      • Heating; ranges; ventilating
      • Hoisting; lifting; hauling
      • Horology
      • Hydraulic engineering; foundations; soil-shifting
      • Information storage
      • ...
    • Territorial typology
      • Coastal region
      • Coastal regions
      • Non-coastal region
      • Non-coastal regions
    • Geopolitical entity (reporting)
      • Austria
      • Belgium
      • Cyprus
      • Czech Republic
      • Denmark
      • Estonia
      • Finland
      • France
      • Germany (until 1990 former territory of the FRG)
      • Hungary
      • Iceland
      • Ireland
      • Italy
      • Latvia
      • Lithuania
      • Luxembourg
      • Malta
      • Netherlands
      • Norway
      • Poland
      • Slovakia
      • Slovenia
      • Sweden
      • United Kingdom